tES vs. TMS: pros and cons of the two techniques

At Neuroelectrics, we believe in the advantages and effectiveness of transcranial electric stimulation (tES) in treating numerous brain diseases. Yet, despite the increasing number of tES publications per year, the lion’s share in the market of non-invasive brain stimulation technologies is still played by transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), likely because TMS received US-FDA approval in […]

EEG/tES closed Loop stimulation

Recently, loop systems that combine neural monitoring and tES are receiving huge interest in the non-invasive brain stimulation field. Traditionally tES has been applied in a rigid fashion in which the electrode position and stimulation intensity were pre-defined before the stimulation session and applied in the same manner across subjects. This procedure ignores for example […]

AI meets Human Consciousness – Is there Machine Consciousness?

A moment of “AI meets Human Consciousness – Is there Machine Consciousness?”.

Last December, the Luminous[1] project organized a networking session at the ICT 2018 Exhibition, a central event of R&D activities in the EU. The networking session aimed to open an interdisciplinary discussion on consciousness. Specifically, Prof. Joanna Bryson (Artificial Intelligence expert, Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bath), Prof. Antonio Chella (Machine Consciousness expert, Dept. of […]

tCS clinical trial: treatment for depressive symptoms?

It is widely known that exercise is good for the brain and body. We even have a blog post on how to keep your brain fit. But does exercise as an adult have that big of an impact on your brain? How about exercise as a child? Some researchers were curious what the early effects […]

NEUROELECTRICS ANNOUNCES POSITIVE RESULTS FOR TREATMENT OF MEDICATION-RESISTANT EPILEPSY USING STARSTIM™

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At the recent American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Neuroelectrics Corporation presented positive results from its clinical trial treating patients with drug resistant epilepsy with Starstim a device that uses mild electric currents applied on the scalp to calm abnormal activity of the brain. Of the seventeen patients that completed the study, treatment with Neuroelectrics’ Starstim device resulted in […]

You can do better than following guidelines: improving focus and consistency of the stimulation over multiple subjects, personalized montages boost tCS towards clinical applications.

It’s a dire truth that most drugs people are prescribed will fail to help them. Take the US top-selling medicament for high-cholesterol (Rosuvastatin), or the one routinely used to treat asthma (Fluticasone propionate): they can improve the conditions only for 1 patient in 20. And they are not exceptions. In fact, the success rate of […]